The apartment No. 3 in Contessa Anna da Schio’s Palazzetto has been ideal for two couples: To each of the two great bedrooms belongs a small bathroom – great for us - the small kitchen is equipped with everything you might want, even a dishwasher and a washing machine are available as well as a trolley for shopping in the Billa super market and rubber boots for “acqua alta” which, however, we did not need. From the wonderful great living/dining room we had a great look over the nice canal and Venetian roofs over which to our great surprise we sometimes saw a huge cruise liner!
The Contessa explained everything in the apartment and gave us a lot of most welcome information (Venice card, super market, surrounding …) She offered to contact her at any time for any further information required. Just a little something but most welcome: A bottle of mineral water was available upon our arrival and we were given a lovely piece of self-made soap. We really appreciated being taken care of by such an amiable Venetian Contessa. And we felt a little bit ourselves as “Venetians” when we unlocked the front door of “our” Palazzetto!
Since we are very fond of old historical buildings, we have been absolutely delighted with the Palazzetto of the 16th century and the antique furniture. During the last years, the Contessa has restored the old family property and divided it into 5 apartments, always under the strict control of the Monument Authority. She herself lives in apartment No. 1 which can be rented in summer for not less than a month, the other apartments are available for short rents. A lovely little garden belongs to the Palazzetto, open to all guests. Best you have a look at the homepage to get an impression of the wonderful apartments: www.palazettodaschio.it.
A further big advantage is the location which could not have been better: Picturesquely situated on a little canal in the quarter Dorsoduro, we reached the St. Mark’s square in less than 10 minutes by traghetto (gondola ferry) but were far away from tourist hustle and bustle. Dorsoduro is mainly a dwelling zone, very attractive with many churches, museums, places and shops – the ideal place for a stay in Venice!
The Contessa speaks several languages but not German, communication with us was in English language.
We wish to thank the Contessa for a wonderful stay and highly recommend her wonderful Palazzetto!
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When I started opening my house to visitors there were very few guests from North of the Alps. The German speaking people seemed to avoid Venice...
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